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Sunak takes intention at Starmer: ‘We expel antisemites, he makes them Labour candidates’

George Galloway is assured of turning into the following MP for Rochdale as voters go to the polls within the city’s by-election.

The Workers Party of Britain candidate, who was expelled from the Labour Party in 2003, is the bookies’ favorite, following the implosion of Labour’s marketing campaign.

Labour withdrew its help from its candidate, Azhar Ali, over his suggestion Israel was complicit within the bloodbath of its personal individuals on 7 October. The occasion now not has a candidate.

Rishi Sunak used Mr Galloway and Mr Ali to accuse Keir Starmer of creating “antisemites” Labour candidates at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

The prime minister mentioned voters within the Greater Manchester city would have the selection of “three former Labour candidates, two of which are antisemites”.

“We expel antisemites, he makes them Labour candidates,” he mentioned.

Mr Galloway and Mr Ali deny being antisemitic.

Simon Danczuk, an ex-Labour MP for Rochdale who’s standing for the right-wing challenger occasion, has accused Mr Galloway’s marketing campaign of “whipping people into a frenzy”.

Other candidates are Iain Donaldson (Liberal Democrats), Paul Ellison (Conservatives), Michael Howarth (Independent), William Howarth (Independent), Ravin Rodent Subortna (Official Monster Raving Loony Party) and David Tully (Independent).

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What may occur if George Galloway wins the Rochdale by-election?

This Thursday’s vote in a disadvantaged city in Greater Manchester has generated one thing of a circus in current weeks. Sean O’Grady seems to be at what a Galloway win may imply, not only for Rochdale however for British politics as an entire.

Read Sean’s piece in full right here:

Matt Mathers29 February 2024 08:15

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Polls open in Rochdale by-election

Polls have opened within the Rochdale by-election, which has been dominated by the battle in Gaza.

The contest was triggered by the dying of former Labour MP Sir Tony Lloyd, who handed away following a most cancers analysis.

Below is a full record of all of the candidates standing for election within the Greater Manchester seat:

Matt Mathers29 February 2024 08:04

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Chaotic contest overshadowed by antisemitism row and Gaza battle leaves voters annoyed

Once a Labour safe-seat, Rochdale is going through a chaotic byelection this week the place the occasion isn’t represented in any respect.

Zoe Tidman experiences from Rochdale beneath:

Zoe Tidman29 February 2024 05:00

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When is the Rochdale by-election and who’re the candidates?

Here are the 11 candidates within the operating for election within the Greater Manchester city:

Matt Mathers29 February 2024 03:00

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Key timings within the Rochdale by-election

Voters go to the polls tomorrow in a by-election known as after the dying of Labour MP Sir Tony Lloyd.

Polling stations will open at 7am and shut at 10pm, with the end result anticipated early on Friday morning.

We’ll be bringing you all the newest updates all through the day and into Friday morning.

Katy Clifton28 February 2024 22:42

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Why Lee Anderson is accused of Islamophobia

Jane Dalton28 February 2024 18:02

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Rochdale by-election: Chaotic contest overshadowed by antisemitism row and Gaza battle leaves voters annoyed

Once a Labour safe-seat, Rochdale is going through a chaotic byelection this week the place the occasion isn’t represented in any respect, writes Zoe Grunewald.

Read the complete report right here:

Matt Mathers28 February 2024 16:30

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Reform candidate blames George Galloway for ‘whipping up division’ in Rochdale after receiving dying menace

Matt Mathers28 February 2024 15:59

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ICYMI: Has Labour’s Rochdale debacle gifted George Galloway an open purpose?

What was set to be an easy contest to interchange the late Labour MP Tony Lloyd, who died of blood most cancers aged 73, has been mired by a sequence of scandals. Archie Mitchell asks how we received right here, and what is going to occur subsequent.

Matt Mathers28 February 2024 15:58

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What may occur if George Galloway wins the Rochdale by-election?

This Thursday’s vote in a disadvantaged city in Greater Manchester has generated one thing of a circus in current weeks. Sean O’Grady seems to be at what a Galloway win may imply, not only for Rochdale however for British politics as an entire.

Read the piece in full right here:

Matt Mathers28 February 2024 15:56

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rochdale-byelection-polls-george-galloway-candidates-latest-b2504516.html